From Meteorologist Steve Glazier,
As heavy rain and strong winds batter the North Country Tuesday, September 18, it's a reminder to stay informed of what's going on!
This blog will be all about links. I want to send you to the places I go, to find weather information that has happened, happening now, and will happen in the future. I'm not giving you my job per say, but these are all public sites to go look at!
For more information about the heavy rain and wind event Tuesday, go here:
That's my blog from the day prior. All the information is still valid, in terms of expectations and rainfall totals. In short this event will drop 1-2 inches of rain, localized hot spots of 3" along the southern Adirondacks and Greens, while hitting the area with wind gusts to 40 mph in the lower elevations and 60+ mph in the higher elevations.
Alright, with that said, here are some helpful links:
The weather alerts are toward the top of the page. If you click on your county, you can get information from the National Weather Service about what time the weather alert is in effect, what the expectations are, safety tips, and how to report storm damage.
That is the link to our iRadar. You can loop the radar in a 30-minute period. Also you can zoom the radar down to your street to see what is happening outside your door.
RADAR & RAIN TOTAL
That link is a little busier to look at. It's a Mesonet Observation page from the National Weather Service in Burlington. On the right hand side, click Precip and then 24-hour precip below to get rain totals from around the area in the past day. You can also click on NWS Radar for a map overlay to get the current radar image. This is a great map because it shows where the heavy rain totals are.
This one ^^ above is for river flooding. It shows a regional map of river levels. Green is good. Any other color is caution and/or bad. Yellow is near flood stage, orange = minor flood, red = moderate, and so on. You can also click on 'river forecasts' to see how much the rivers are expected to rise in the next 24-48 hours.
This will take you to the severe weather page for Storm Prediction Center. There you can cruise around and see the threat for severe weather. For instance on Tuesday, the 'slight risk' area shaded in yellow shows the chance of wind damage from thunderstorms. There is a lot of room to play around with that site too.
OBSERVATIONS & DISCUSSION
Observations from all over the North Country and Quebec are here, including mountain data from Mansfield and Lake Champlain information. On the left hand side are some of the products from the NWS office in Burlington, such as the forecast discussion where you can read the thoughts of the meteorologists there.
Go ahead, bookmark these pages! They're constantly updated and are secure sites to retrieve information. I hope these links help. I use them all the time, as well as a few others that are for more advanced data crunching. Stay safe out there folks!